SMARTER BAKING AND DESSERTS
You know avocados as an ultra-versatile ingredient in salads, sandwiches, entrées, sauces and spreads. But did you know they’re great in baking and desserts, too? After all, they’re a fruit. So why confine them to savory items?
If you’re looking to create nutritious baked goods and confections, try substituting puréed avocados for saturated fats, avocados contain 4.5 grams of fat per 1-ounce serving, more than 75% of which are good fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats)—and they contribute nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.
Once you cross over to the sweet side, you’ll discover that avocados are also a perfect fit in frozen treats, shakes and smoothies, creamy mousses, and just about anything made with chocolate.